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  • Moore writes with such psychological precision, such sharp, unsentimental knowledge of her characters' hopes and fears that she is able to invest these melodramatic situations with a heartfelt understanding of the precariousness of everyday life.

    New York Times
  • Lorrie Moore's stories pack more wit and tragicomic power into a single paragraph than most novels manage over fifteen chapters. Fabulous.

    Helen Simpson
  • Hilarious and distressing, entertaining and wise ...

    Roddy Doyle
  • The best American writer of her generation.

    Nick Hornby

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